Lady Cougars fall short in NW Championships.
March 6, 2016
The 2015-16 season came to an close this past weekend as the #7th ranked Cougars lost a heartbreaker at #6 Bellevue 81-76. The loss brought the season to a close as the Cougars finished the year with a 20-10 record.
This season was the 18th straight top 4 finish in the Southern Region and also the programs' 22nd consecutive winning season.
Four players were honored by the Southern Region for their play this year. Sophomore forward Jo Paine was selected Southern Region MVP. Sophomore guards Emma Platner and Mary Hutchins were both named Honorable Mention All- Region while freshman forward Lexi Pittman was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Several players also found their way into the Cougar record book:
Jo Paine broke the school record twice for points in a single game with 46 and 43. She also enters the record books for season points (694 points, 2nd all time), assists (158, 10th), rebounds (368, 2nd).
Sophomore Lauren Lindley's 7 blocks in a game will tie her for 4th on the list. She also lands in the top 10 all-time with 52 blocks on the year.
Emma Platner's 100 made three point shots this season is good for 2nd on the list.
Mary Hutchins will also make the books with her 55 made three point shots, 214 rebounds, and her 37% three point shooting.
#7 Clackamas upsets #5 UCC in Overtime!
February 14, 2016
The 7th ranked Lady Cougars needed a school record 46 points from Sophomore Forward Jo Paine to down the RiverHawks 97-95 in overtime.
The win moved the Cougars (8-4, 17-8) into a 3 way tie for second place in the tough Southern Region with only four games remaining in the regular season.
If the Cougars can remain in 2nd place, they earn themselves a home play-off game in the first round or the 2016 NWAC Basketball Championships.
This was the second time this season that Jo Paine has set the scoring record. She scored 43 points against Mt. Hood a few weeks ago. Paine also added 13 rebounds and 5 assists to go with her 46 points.
Sophomore PG Emma Platner added 17 points and 8 rebounds, while Sophomore Wing Mary Hutchins chipped in with 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Next up: The Cougars host the Saints of Mt. Hood CC this Wednesday at Randall Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30pm.
Lady Cougars chase down Lakers 78-60
Paine's jumper with .3 left tops the Saints 65-62!
|Jo Paine lifts the Cougars to the 65-62 win over Mt. Hood Wednesday - File photo|
January 21, 2016
Sophomore Jo Paine picked a great time to score her school record 43rd point of the night. With the score tied at 62 and less than 10 seconds on the game clock , Paine dribbled to the elbow, rose up and drilled a 15ft jumper while she was getting fouled to win the game. Paine added the free throw to make the final score 65-62 and score the school record 43rd point. Paine topped the previous record (42) set by Laci Effenberger two years ago.
Paine added 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals to go with her 43 points. Sophomore PG Emma Platner added 9 points and 7 assists.
The win over Mt. Hood improves the Cougars to 4-2 in region play and 13-6 overall.
Next up: Clackamas travels to Salem to face the Storm of Chemeketa this Saturday January 23rd . Tip-off is scheduled for 2pm [schedule].
OREGON CITY, Ore.– Emma Planter happened Saturday afternoon in the Northwest Conference opener between Clackamas Community College and Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Six first quarter three-pointers got the Cougars going offensively by Planter, and after battling some deficiencies and adversity, Clackamas defeated the Lakers 71-59 to open NWAC.
"It's huge, it was big," said Cougar Head Coach Jim Martineau. "If she doesn't hit those shots, we're down. We aren't playing well; the only reason why we had a lead was because of one person playing out of her mind.
"Defensively, second half we were playing much better. We started talking, rebounding really well and got easy buckets all over the place. I'm really happy with the second half."
By the 5:34 mark of the first quarter of the NWAC Opener, Southwestern Oregon had a 6-2 lead on the home Clackamas Community College team.
That was before Planter made herself known with six first quarter three-pointers.
Her first two gave the Cougs a 8-6 lead by the 4:31 marker and her other four play in part of a 31-8 run that had Clackamas CC up 33-14 half a minute into the second quarter.
"It got us going," said Planter on the accomplishment. "But my teammates were finding me so that helped a lot."
But, the Lakers would finish the first half with a 12-2 run to cut into the Lady Cougar lead thanks to taking advantage of the lax in the Clackamas defense.
It was 35-26 at halftime.
Southwestern Oregon continued to go toe-to-toe with Clackamas Community College in the third quarter, cutting the lead to single digits on several occasions in the frame, but a Jo Paine 'And 1' helped push the lead back to double-figures entering the fourth quarter.
Both teams going up for the rebound (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)
"When they rallied back we needed a timeout and bring us all together (to) get our defense going, more talking, (we) started to talk more and got it all working again," described Planter on getting back on track.
Paine added another 'And 1' with Planter hitting her seventh three-pointer to push the lead to 57-40 and then to 20 as Planter hit two more three's to help guide the Cougars to win number one in the NWAC season.
As for Planter, she finished with nine three-pointers in the contest and led all scorers at 27 points with teammate Paine behind her with 19 points and 19 rebounds.
"I didn't even know that," said Planter with a laugh about her three's. "That's amazing I'm happy (that) I got good passes and easy shots."
December 21, 2015
WALLA WALLA, WA -- The Clackamas Cougars finished up their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 weekend in Walla Walla. The Cougs easily handled Yakima in game one by the final score of 78-35. In the semi-finals the Cougs faced the Clark Penguins in a much closer contest. Clackamas would eventfully win by the final score of 79-67.
That win would set up the anticipated match-up with the host team, the Warriors of Walla Walla. The Cougs hung tough early in the contest, taking a 19-18 lead after the first period. The second and third periods would seal their fate as Clackamas couldn't keep pace with the Warriors long ball shooting. The Cougs would eventually fall 73-59. Sophomore Wing Mary Hutchins was selected to the All-Tournament team.
Clackamas finished up the pre-season with a 9-4 record [standings].
Next up: Southern Region play starts on January 2nd as CCC host the Lakers of SW Oregon. Tip-off is scheduled for 2pm [schedule]. Video broadcast can be seen on Cougar TV.
December 15, 2015
CCC 71, Lower Columbia 57 stats
LONGVIEW, WA -- The Clackamas Cougars got back to their winning ways with a very solid road win over a good Lower Columbia team. The Cougs played extremely well the first three quarters of the game slowly building a 23 point lead. A poor offensive 4th quarter allowed the Red Devils to make the game closer than it was.
Four Cougars reached double figure scoring led by sophomore wing Jo Paine's 22 points. Paine also added 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Sophomore guard Mary Hutchins and freshman forward Lexi Pittman both added 13 points. Sophomore PG Emma Planter chipped in with 10 points.
The win moved the Cougars to 7-3 on the season.
Next up: Clackamas travels to the Walla Walla Crossover tournament this week. Their first round game vs Yakima is scheduled for 3pm on Thursday.
December 4, 2015
Clackamas 58 Centralia 46 stats
OREGON CITY -- The Cougars still haven't got the offense firing on all cylinders so far this season, yet they find themselves sitting with a 5-1 record. Thursday night was no different as Clackamas struggled to score consistently during the game. The defense was solid for most of the night, holding the Blazers to 35% shooting and 46 total points.
Jo Paine led the way with 25 points on only 16 attempts. She added 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Sophomore PG Emma Platner helped out with 14 points and 5 assists.
Next Up: Clackamas will take the weekend off as the team prepares for Finals this next week. They return to action next Friday in the first round of the Pierce Tournament in Lakewood, Washington. The Cougars open with Bellevue at 4pm. All of the weekend games can be seen on RaiderTV; http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/athletics/raidertv
November 29, 2015
Cougars 76 Umpqua 65 stats
The Cougars suffered their first defeat of the season falling 76-65 to the RiverHawks of Umpqua in the championship game. The loss drops the Cougs to 4-1 on the season.
Jo Paine scored a career high 34 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Sophomore PG Emma Platner was also named to the all-tournament team.
Boxscores and Standings can be found at nwacsports.org
Next up: Clackamas will host the Blazers of Centralia College this coming Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30pm.
Cougars 80 Green River 46 stats
The Clackamas Cougars improved their season record to 3-0 as the easily cruised into the semi's of their own Thanksgiving Tournament. The Cougars got the offense rolling in the first half, leading at the break 47-24. The defense and rebounding were constant the entire night... Clackamas out rebounded the Gators 69-39.
Jo Paine led the way with 22 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals. Emma Platner added 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 assists. Freshman Wing Rachel Jonny helped off the bench with 9 points and 9 rebounds.
Next up: The Cougars will play the Saints of Mt. Hood Saturday night in the semi-finals. Tip off is scheduled for 7pm.
Complete bracket, scores, and standings available at nwacsports.org
November 22, 2015
Cougars 77, George Fox JV 54 stats
The 2015-16 season got off to a good start with the Cougars getting a road win over the Bruins. Sophomore Transfer Jo Paine (Oregon City HS/Santa Clara University) led the way with 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 steals. The Cougars outshot the Bruins by 20 attempts and also outrebounded them 62-39.
Sophomore Guard Mary Hutchins added 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 steals while Sophomore PG Emma Platner chipped in with 10 points and 3 assists.
The Cougars also shared the ball well, assisting on 20 of their 28 made field goals.
Next up: Clackamas travels to Forest Grove on Tuesday November 24th to play the Pacific University JV team. Tip –off is set for 4pm.
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